Women's suffrage in Kuwait

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When voting was first introduced in Kuwait in 1985, Kuwaiti women had the right to vote.[1] The right was later removed. In May 2005, the Kuwaiti parliament re-granted female suffrage. The bill, which passed with 40 votes for and 10 against, allowed women to vote and run in parliamentary and local elections.[2]

Four years later, in May 2009, four female candidates won parliamentary seats in a general election.[3]

See also


  1. Apollo Rwomire (2001). African Women and Children: Crisis and Response. p. 8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. BBC news
  3. CNN